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Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us

Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us

Wildlife exists almost everywhere, even in the shadow of civilization. We have only to perceive it in another dimension. Our human senses have been...

How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)

How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)

While the threat of avian influenza can be daunting, there are steps you can take to help prevent illness in your flock. In this article, we're...

How To Build Nesting Boxes That Attract Bluebirds To Your Land

How To Build Nesting Boxes That Attract Bluebirds To Your Land

Looking for a fun and purposeful project to ride out the last days of winter? L. Woodrow Ross shares how landowners can help enhance bluebird...

The Battle of the Bird Feeder

The Battle of the Bird Feeder

For all those who fight the never-ending battle of the bird feeder, Jim Mize shares his harrowing story of how he managed to outsmart an entire...

The Sounds of Nature

The Sounds of Nature

Rural residents have a special environment relative to sounds. Rather than being bombarded by city noise, they are surrounded by the tranquil sounds...

Birding in South Texas, where Rare Species Flock

Birding in South Texas, where Rare Species Flock

Texas's Rio Grande Valley is a hot spot for bird watchers, with its world-renowned World Birding Center scattered over 9 locations in addition to...

How to attract wild birds to your property

How to attract wild birds to your property

As a hunter and nature lover, L. Woodrow Ross has become passionate about attracting, feeding and enjoying wild birds. He offers tips on choosing...

How to make your yard a bird sanctuary

How to make your yard a bird sanctuary

Half the sunflower seed harvest of South Dakota passes through the bird feeders in my mom’s backyard. She needs an air traffic controller to keep...

Birding Across the Southern USA  Rethink Rural Blog

Birding Across the Southern USA | Rethink Rural Blog

The South provides the perfect setting for bird watchers. Grab your binoculars and check out some of these places where Mother Nature has provided a...

The back deck: My Happy Place

The back deck: My "Happy Place"

Shhhhh .... don't tell anybody but I'm in my Happy Place this morning.  And I'm hiding.  Hiding from the house that needs cleaning, the laundry that...